Packaged chicken in Lidl and Dunnes recalled due to possible presence of Listeria

Packaged chicken sold in Lidl and Dunnes Stores has been recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

As a precaution, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued a recall by Faughan Foods, for batches of 240g Glensallagh Family Pack Roast Chicken Breast Pieces and 240g Glensallagh Family Pack Tikka Style Chicken Pieces due to the possible presence of Listeria.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches. The implicated batches, with codes P3629 and P4629 and a use-by date of October 2, 2020, were sold in Lidl stores in Ireland.

As a precaution, Dunnes Stores is also recalling its 240g My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Pieces and 240g My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces due to the possible presence of Listeria. Point-of-sale recall notices will also be displayed for these products.

All batch codes and all use-by dates of these products have been recalled.

With all the products mentioned above, consumers are advised not to eat them.

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated products from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected products were sold.

The FSAI notes that the country of origin of all the products is Ireland.

Artisan cheese recalled

Last week, the FSAI issued a recall notice for cheese due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

In the notice, the FSAI said that all cheeses produced or cut by O’Brien’s Farmhouse Cheese were being recalled.

All products of different batch codes and best before dates have been recalled. The products include: brie; cheddar; feta; gouda; and halloumi.

According to the FSAI, Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium which is ubiquitous in the environment.

It is a pathogenic bacterium which causes a group of diseases collectively known as listeriosis.

These can take the form of non-invasive and invasive listeriosis with symptoms including diarrhoea, fever, headache and myalgia (muscle pain).

In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications.  Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections, including pregnant women, babies and people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly.